The Tractatus Logico Philosophicus first appeared in 1921 and was the only philosophical work that Ludwig Wittgenstein 1889 1951 published during his lifetime Written in short carefully numbered paragraphs of extreme compression and brilliance it immediately convinced many of its readers and captured the imagination of allIts chief influence at first was on the Logical Positivists of the 1920s and 1930s but many other philosophers were stimulated by its philosophy of language finding attractive even if ultimately unsatisfactory its view that propositions were pictures of reality Perhaps most of all its own author after his return to philosophy in the late 1920s was fascinated by its vision of an inexpressible crystalline world of logical relationships CK Ogden's translation of the Tractatus Logico Philosophicus has a uniue provenance As revealed in Letters of CK Ogden 1973 and in correspondence in The Times Literary Supplement Wittgenstein Ramsey and Moore all worked with Ogden on the translation which had Wittgenstein's complete approvalThe Tractatus Logico Philosophicus first appeared in 1921 and was the only philosophical work that Ludwig Wittgenstein 1889 1951 published during his lifetime Written in short carefully numbered paragraphs of extreme compression and brilliance it immediately convinced many of its readers and captured the imagination of allIts chief influence at first was on the Logical Positivists of the 1920s and 1930s but many other philosophers were stimulated by its philosophy of language finding attractive even if ultimately unsatisfactory its view that propositions were pictures of reality Perhaps most of all its own author after his return to philosophy in the late 1920s was fascinated by its vision of an inexpressible crystalline world of logical relationships CK Ogden's translation of the Tractatus Logico Philosophicus has a uniue provenance As revealed in Letters of CK Ogden 1973 and in correspondence in The Times Literary Supplement Wittgenstein Ramsey and Moore all worked with Ogden on the translation which had Wittgenstein's complete approvalThe Tractatus Logico Philosophicus first appeared in 1921 and was the only philosophical work that Ludwig Wittgenstein 1889 1951 published during his lifetime Written in short carefully numbered paragraphs of extreme compression and brilliance it immediately convinced many of its readers and captured the imagination of allIts chief influence at first was on the Logical Positivists of the 1920s and 1930s but many other philosophers were stimulated by its philosophy of language finding attractive even if ultimately unsatisfactory its view that propositions were pictures of reality Perhaps most of all its own author after his return to philosophy in the late 1920s was fascinated by its vision of an inexpressible crystalline world of logical relationships CK Ogden's translation of the Tractatus Logico Philosophicus has a uniue provenance As revealed in Letters of CK Ogden 1973 and in correspondence in The Times Literary Supplement Wittgenstein Ramsey and Moore all worked with Ogden on the translation which had Wittgenstein's complete approval